What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,480,291,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1095
    On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
  • 1443
    Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
  • 1627
    The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliva.
  • 1885
    Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
  • 1907
    In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • 1942
    In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
  • 1972
    Last executions in Paris, of the Clairvaux Mutineers, Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet, guillotined at La Sante Prison. (Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet’s accomplice is condemned to death anyway.) The chief executioner is Andre Obrecht.
  • 1980
    Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid – Over 70% of Iraqi Navy was destroyed by Iranian Navy in The Persian Gulf. The Iranian Navy’s Day.
  • 2002
    Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air-missiles.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1681
    Jean Cavalier, French Protestant rebel leader (d. 1740)
  • 1915
    Yves Thériault, Canadian author (d. 1983)
  • 1936
    Gary Hart, American politician
  • 1947
    Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1955
    Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • 1958
    Kriss Akabusi, British athlete and television presenter
  • 1966
    Sam Seder, American comedian
  • 1977
    Marlon Broomes, British footballer
  • 1988
    Christopher Stringini, American singer
  • 1989
    Laura Alleway, Australian football player

Who died on November 28?

  • 1170
    Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (b. c. 1100)
  • 1794
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  • 1801
    Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  • 1872
    Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1962
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (b. 1880)
  • 1963
    Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (b. 1941)
  • 1994
    Buster Edwards, English train robber (b. 1932)
  • 1997
    Georges Marchal, French actor (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Dave “Snaker” Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)

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